Khan Academy: Friend or Foe?

A Principal's Reflections

Khan is the creator of Khan Academy. He began his keynote by sharing a video montage of Khan Academy highlights and then presenting some impressive statistics on usage. In addition to using Yahoo doodle, he began writing quiz software in 2006.

5 Great Software Functions!

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Typically there are 5 types of instructional software functions. Teachers must analyze a software carefully to determine which instructional function it will serve to ensure that it supports the needs of the class. Tutorial software offers self-contained instruction.

When Teachers Build Edtech, Awesomeness Ensues—and Here’s Why

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The first time I created Khan Academy playlists for each of my 100 fifth graders,” says Dong, “it took me 6 hours.” Today, KIPP Bay Area teachers can generate personalized Khan Academy playlists for their students in under 10 minutes using an automated tool. Prior to the 2014-2015 school year, teachers also had access to Khan Academy, where math content is organized by grade level. Aligning MAP to Khan Academy was a first step.

Hour of Code Website and App Suggestions for K-8

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Google Spreadsheets–decode and fill in color coded pictures. Build with Chrome –kind of like Minecraft, more like Google Earth Warehouse; use virtual Lego blocks to build in your browser. Khan Academy Computer Science. Khan Academy Computer Science.

Sal Khan: Test Prep Is ‘the Last Thing We Want to Be’

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Ten years ago, Sal Khan set out to change that with his Khan Academy videos, which let kids replay lessons as many times as they want. Here in education, Khan doesn’t need much introduction. A lot has changed for Khan in the last decade.

How to Leverage Technology Tools for Tutoring (sponsored post)

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Clark is software for your tutoring business. More than just software for tutors, Clark simplifies the logistics around tutoring sessions for parents and students. Google Calendar. Khan Academy.

Active Learning in the Math Classroom

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PRODUCTIVE STRUGGLE Kirt Thomason, math teacher and district math coach at Burlington Township (NJ) Middle School, is piloting an “in-class flip” with Khan Academy this year. PHS teacher Jeff Rose introduces Google Classroom and Padlet to make students’ thinking more visible.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

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There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. Let me review a few: bundles of 5 lesson plans –Themed; great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. Let me review a few: bundles of 5 lesson plans –Themed; great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

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There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. Let me review a few: bundles of 5 lesson plans –These are great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard.

How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

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Online libraries and collections of free didactic documents were a reality as early as 1997 , through the Cisco Networking Academy. Many renowned names in the game, such as Blackboard and Google, are now offering their own cloud-based virtual classroom suites.

6 Unbeatable Ways To Spot High Quality Open Education Resources (OER)

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Content curation sites like Khan Academy , Wisewire, and YouTube EDU have done the work for us. For OER software, the GNU General Public License indicates openly available resources. Google offers Advanced Image Search, allowing users to filter by license type, as does Flickr.

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Must-have Resources for Blended Learning

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Online Academies: There are tons of online academies to attend and courses available for learners to take, and many of these courses are free. Some of the best online academies include Udemy , Khan Academy, and CodeAcademy.

6 Stand-alone Lesson Plans for Subs

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Even if the sub is knowledgeable in the subject matter, s/he doesn’t have intimate knowledge of what this particular student group knows about software, websites, problem solving, and more, which can be scaffolded for the current lesson. Khan Academy.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

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There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. Let me review a few: bundles of 5 lesson plans –These are great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard.

How You Can Make Homework Easier for Students

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An LMS (Learning Management System) is a software application for enhancing student performance by improving teaching and learning processes. integrated partner resources such as Google Apps and Khan Academy.

Extensions, Add-Ons and Apps, Oh My! How to Utilize Google in Your Classroom

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Google Apps for Education has totally transformed the way we teach and communicate inside and outside of the classroom. Through tools like Google Drive , Google Hangouts , Google Earth and Blogger , we can create authentic learning experiences for our students more than ever by promoting collaboration and helping them access their work anywhere and anytime. Curious to learn more about how to better use Google in your classroom?

Google Offers Free Cloud Access to Colleges, Plays Catch Up to Amazon, Microsoft

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Google in June announced an. Amazon and Microsoft’s cloud services both offer education programs, and now Google Cloud wants a part in shaping future computer scientists — and probably whatever they come up with using the tool. “We We want computer science students and faculty to experience Google Cloud Platform and learn what’s possible when you apply cloud computing to tough problems, just like we do at Google,” says Bram Bout, director of Google for Education.

Great Apps to Connect to Your Google Drive

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Google Drive is fantastic for many reasons. The “out of the box” uses for Google Drive are what makes it great – Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Drawings. When you first go to their site you will click the Connect with Google Drive button on the home page.

8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

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50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom. The authors focus on Google Classroom in particular, not just as a piece of software, but as a means of enhancing the traditional teaching methods. More education books: Google Apps Meets Common Core.

Are Free Educational Videos Worth It?

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The majority of teachers who responded to our survey reported they tend to search for videos online using search engines such as YouTube (83%) and Google (61%).

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Video Assignments Are the New Term Paper. How Does That Change Teaching and Learning?

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The Google-owned service is widely used that it may already soak up more than a third of all mobile traffic. And new kinds of educational institutions have emerged, like the nonprofit Khan Academy , with its thousands of free educational videos on a wide range of subjects. We might imagine a video avatar representing a software tutor or answering campus questions in the shape of a college mascot or historical figure.

5 Ways to Become a Better Writer Using Android Apps and Tools

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Similar apps: ColorNote, FairNote, Google Keep, Springpad, SE Notepad, Mindjet Maps. Other helpful apps: Flipboard, Khan Academy, Curiosity, TED. Do writing a great experience with the right software.

EdSurge’s 2017 Year in Review: The Top 10 K-12 Stories, as Chosen by You

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Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market The word “Classroom” has never been more loaded as it is now, with all three blue-chip technology giants each releasing a tool with the same name. From Google and Microsoft’s LMS-like collaboration system to Apple’s device manager, here’s a handy guide to all things Classroom. Here’s What We Know About Google’s Chromebook Internet Outage.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

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If you do a Google image search for “classroom,” you’ll mostly see one familiar scene: rows or groups of desks , with a spot at the front of the room for the teacher. Two examples are McGraw Hill’s ALEKS and Khan Academy.

Adapting to the New Classroom

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Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. Google Classroom ? Z-Space lab with AR/VR software ?

What Data Will Show That Edtech ‘Works’?

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Data may also be self-reported by teachers and students on surveys developed by companies including Panorama Education or simply Google Forms. The challenge with regard to evaluating the product efficacy across a variety of educational software programs is the variation in the way data are collected by the educational software provider,” says Bi Vuong, director of. Software developers should also be able to match outcomes data to student demographic information.

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What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

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Additional resources such as ViewSonic’s myViewBoard software , can be used to combine content into a single presentation, which can then be shared with children online. Some examples of leading online learning environments include Future Learn , The Khan Academy , EtonX , and K-12.

The Stories That Shaped Edtech in 2016

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AltSchool has raised more than $100 million on the back of “microschools,” its name for small, private schools where software is infused in the learning experience. How Khan Academy is Shaking Up the SAT. The mission of the Khan Academy has been breathtakingly ambitious: To provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Last year, Khan also took aim at a narrower but equally provocative goal: Get anyone ready to pass the SAT , also for free.

What is Cheating in the Digital Age?

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Today's students have not ever lived without the Google search engine. Maybe it's Khan Academy for a math concept or as I type on this blog, maybe it is Grammarly. To me, even the free version is one step beyond the red squiggly underlines of word processing software. In my lifetime of learning, there was value in rote memorization questions but if I can google an answer in 2.7 For the past few weeks, I've heard the laments of teachers worrying about cheating.

25 Reading Sites and Apps

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Khan Academy Kids - A fun free mobile (iOS/Google Play) for ages 2-6 looking for resources in Math, Reading, and Writing. Sheppard Software - A neat site for games on a wide variety of subjects including Reading/Language Arts.

Why Late Adopters Are Skeptical of Edtech (and How to Get Them on Board)

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It was an Apple 2E, and we really only had one bit of software, which was Oregon Trail. Over time, we got more and more funding for computers—for a station that had three or four computers in it, which I managed to put some math practice software on. They have their own email addresses, and they know how to log-in to Google Classroom. I don't just trust the software company when they say, "This is awesome." Khan Academy.

How This Famed Chinese Venture Capitalist Thinks AI Will Reshape Teaching

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He then went on to work at Apple, Microsoft and Google, where he served as president of Google China. If you think about Khan Academy, you know what an amazing teacher can do, compared to regular teachers. The output of the AI is up to the designers of the AI software. So only have the software developers target on improved comprehension and participation of the students—not in a punitive way.

Ormiboard: an IWB without the IWB (and a lot more interactive goodness_

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The platform offers easy solutions for quizzing and polling, tracking performance, sharing and saving and storing in the cloud and it plays nice with Google Drive, Google Classroom, Dropbox and Evernote.

Hack Education Weekly News

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The New York Times broke the news this week that New America ousted its Open Markets team after it praised a recent EU fine against Google : “Google Critic Ousted From Think Tank Funded by the Tech Giant.” ” New America has received more than $21 million from Google. “ We Said Google Was Dangerously Powerful, Then Google Proved Us Right,” writes Open Markets’ Matt Stoller in Buzzfeed. Facial recognition software.

Four Student Data Privacy Issues Adults Should Be Aware Of

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Several efforts in Washington are converging on the sensitive question of how best to safeguard the information software programs are gathering on students. Think of all the edits on a school paper written in Google Docs. LA Johnson/NPR. By Anya Kamenetz, NPR.

Machine Teaching, Machine Learning, and the History of the Future of Public Education

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Khan Academy was going to change everything. This is what Google does, for example, when you type something like “how many points LBJ” into the search bar, and you get results about LeBron James. Google takes the data about what a website contains, along with how people search and what people click on, in part, to determine what to display in those “ten blue links” that show up on the first page of search results.

Hands-On Learning Goes High-Tech

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Even if schools don''t have the budget or space to implement a dedicated maker space, design thinking and principles can be incorporated into the classroom curriculum using a variety of software and technology tools. Each group had to document the process, creating a documentary video in Windows MovieMaker , informational report in Google Drive , and assembly instructions in Microsoft Publisher. The sounds of drilling and sawing fill the room.

A For-Profit School Startup Where Kids Are Beta Testers

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These might include 20 minutes doing math lessons on Khan Academy's website, or teaming up to create a skit about the parts of a cell. From Google To Education Ventilla, AltSchool's founder/CEO, is a tall, broad-shouldered, 35-year-old Yale grad and Yale M.B.A.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “ Khan Academy introduces something big for little learners,” says the Khan Academy blog. Indeed, Edutechnica, which also tracks LMS data, responds with their own numbers and says that Blackboard still has about two hundred more installations than Canvas and about a million more students using the software. ” Via Edsurge : “ Britannica CEO Talks Google, Wikipedia and What Lil Pump Can Teach Us About Credibility.”